Roja (1992)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 17 mins

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Delving into the heart of political conflict, religious fanaticism and terrorism in Kashmir, this daring politico-social movie revolves around the struggles of Roja, an innocent village girl from Tamil Nadu. Her most ardent prayer that the sophisticated, city-bred handsome young man coming to see her sister will be her future brother-in-law, boomerangs on her, when he openly announces his wish to marry her, instead of her sister. Under strained circumstances, she is forced to marry him, and is extremely unhappy about it. However, after she discovers that his reasons were perfectly valid, the newly married couple gradually fall in love. Rishi, who works for the Indian Government, is instructed to go to the troubled state of Kashmir on a classified mission. Roja also goes along. Then her innocent world is shattered when Rishi is abducted and held for ransom by a group of jihadist militants who want an independent Kashmir and the release of a terrorist held by the Indian military forces. Will the passionate appeal of this young woman move cold and ruthless military and politician's hearts and minds?
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Cast: Arvind Swami, Madhubala Raghunath

Crew: Mani Ratnam (Director), Santosh Sivan (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Crime, Romance, Thriller

Release Dates: 15 Aug 1992 (India)

Tamil Name: ரோஜா

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Did you know? A major portion of the film was to be shot in Kashmir but extreme terrorism there led him to shoot it in other hill stations that resembled it. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Marathi, Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Stereo
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Trivia:
A major portion of the film was to be shot in Kashmir but extreme terrorism there led him to shoot it in other hill stations that resembled it.

With its phenomenal success, this movie was dubbed in Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam and Telugu.

The movie was re-released to international audiences in light of the growing fear of terrorist attacks across the world.

It is the first of Mani Ratnam's trilogy of films which depict human relationships against the background of Indian politics, including 'Bombay' and 'Dil Se...'

This film won three Nation Film Awards, including Best Film on National Integration which catapulted him to Nation acclaim and also gained international acclaim with its nomination for Best Film at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival.

This movie made it into the Time magazine's '10 Best Soundtracks' list of December 2007.